NFL kick-off is September 4th. I can’t believe it’s almost time for football again! If you are anything like me, you can’t watch a football game without snacks. That’s where Chex Mix comes in! We can eat it straight out of the bag or make something like Bacon Blooming Onion Chex Mix or Kentucky Bourbon Bacon Chex Mix. James, Colin and I decided to try the latter.
I made the bacon because I didn’t want either of my boys to mess with the hot grease.
Colin poured the Chex Mix in a bowl:
James measured out the corn syrup, brown sugar and butter. He made sure to stir it frequently.
After the bacon cooled, Colin broke it into pieces and added it to the Chex Mix. I poured the butter mixture over the ingredients and he mixed everything together. I spread it out on a baking sheet and baked it until the butter mixture was caramelized.
It was DELICIOUS! (But you should know we left out the Bourbon and the pecans!)
We’ve always been big fans of Chex Mix, but we just eat it straight out of the bag. I’ll be making mixes like this a little more often, I think!
How do you eat Chex Mix?
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